Reesa N. HandelsmanPartner
Reesa Handelsman is a partner at Wachler & Associates, P.C. Reesa practices in all areas of health care law and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to transactional and regulatory matters. She counsels and represents various health providers nationwide on a variety of health care-related issues, including physician in-office ancillary arrangements; physician employment relationships; hospital and physician transactions and contracting; Fraud and Abuse, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law compliance; physician transactions with management companies; regulatory compliance; business and real estate transactions; and general health care matters. Reesa also counsels clients on a variety of supply chain issues, including contract management, drafting and negotiation; supply chain coordination and standardization; procurement of products, capital equipment and services; and provision of maintenance and support services.
Reesa graduated Cum Laude from the Boston University School of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of Professional Publications for the Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with High Distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Reesa is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Oakland County Bar Association. She serves as Vice Chair of The Health Lawyer Editorial Board and the Publication Book Editorial Board of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section. She has served as Vice Chair of the Business & Transactions Interest Group of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and is also a former Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section Physician Legal Issues Conference. Reesa is a Lead Coordinator for the American Health Lawyers Association's Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. She also participated in the Leadership Development Program for the American Health Lawyers Association's Physician Organization Practice Group. Additionally, she serves on the Medical/Legal Substantive Law Subcommittee of the State Bar of Michigan's Health Law Section, and previously served on the Payors Substantive Law Subcommittee. She has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Reesa has also been listed in the 2016 and 2017 Best Lawyers in America publication by U.S. News for her work in the practice area of Health Care Law. She was named to Best Lawyers' 2017 Women in the Law edition. Reesa was also named a member of the 2015 class of Up and Coming Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
J.D., Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Executive Editor of Professional Publications for the Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
Co-author of American Health Lawyers Association Teaching Hospital Updates, 2007 - 2010Articles